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El Huacatay

Urubamba, Peru
+84 201790 / +84 9676876
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Ranked #5 of 35 restaurants in Urubamba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The alpaca was good, but some of our dishes were a bit salty. It is a nice setting, but bring a sweater, they leave the doors open all night. We were very disappointed about the service, especially given the size of the place, from having to ask about our drinks, waiting a long long time for our appetizers and then... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our tour guide took us to the wonderful restaurant. You would never know it is there unless you are told about it. There are lovely grounds to eat outside, but we had a table inside. The food was delicious and unique. Our servers went above and beyond expected service to make sure we were happy with each course. I liked... More

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Oceanside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, and offered directions to find it. After roaming around for 20 minutes we gave up and ate elsewhere. The next night we found our bearings but were almost disappointed as it was full. Fortunately they were able to make room for us and we're glad they did. We started with a deep fried mushroom... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We lunched at El Huacatay after a long day of exploring Moray, Chinchero and Salineras. The restaurant is well designed and the garden has mature plants and feels very welcoming. We were seated inside and had a delicious and leisurely meal. The three meats we tried were alpaca, ch'arki (dried, salted meat) and a tenderloin of steak. We also had... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This restaurant is quite small in the main room (maybe 5 tables), but there are several other areas to eat such as the bar and gardens. The service was very friendly and well paced. The food was excellent - our favorite restaurant in Urubamba.

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Mijas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I arrived unannounced and found the restaurant fully booked. But the staff went out of their way to set up a table for us on the patio together with a gas heater to ward off the evening chill. The food and service were excellent and we would definitely go back again if we were in the area.

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nyc
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stumbled here accidentally as I was walking around the street alleys, the menu is extensive, but we opt for their famous cuy, I think I had the roasted cuy w some potatoes and veggies. the presentation was pretty, but it's much smaller than I expected, although I never had one, waitress was very friendly, there's a couple pieces that's... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had wonderful food here and ate at the restaurant for lunch and dinner. Service was spotty during dinner service, with two of our 7 entrees not arriving until everyone else was finished eating. But, we realize we're not in the US and try to enjoy the food and atmosphere and ignore less than stellar service.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When I went to the restaurant I was amazed at the quality of the food. The details of the chef and owner to his guests is amazing and cannot say enough how delicious the food is. The chef/owner came to our table and gave us recommendations and offered some tasting plates that my wife and I loved. Also to note... More

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Limatambo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Cosy ambience with outdoor heating at night, great personalised service, vegetarian options on the menu, nicely presented food. Recommended

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